By the time this has been posted I will, hopefully, be on my way to London. I say hopefully because I am flying standby as a retired Airline employee which could mean sitting at Fulmincino all day waiting to get on a flight. But this is a trip I have to make.
I wish I could say it was like my last trip over - that I was going to see my darling Deb, take her for lunch to the Ritz and then to see a play. That I was going to have lunch with her and James at some fun place and then shopping for an extravagant dinner of Fortnum and Mason take-out. But sadly my reason for going to London is to say goodbye. Deb fought against cancer for 11 years and never have I seen such a fight. Finally tired of the battle and knowing she had given it her best she died at the end of March with James beside her.
Tomorrow we will gathering to say goodbye and being our Deb we have specific instructions: no one is to wear black, dress as if for a garden party ( for ladies that means hats) and play music - not just church music but music that will remind us of her.
As luck would have it - god I believe in serendipity - my friend Kev posted this video on Facebook. Deb and I use to joke about The Sound of Music and how twee Julie Andrews was but not so long ago she went to a sing-along showing and I remember her enjoying it.
Here is the ultimate Sound of Music Sing-Along from Antwerp Central Railway Station:
Thanks Kev, Deb would have loved this. I wish with all my heart she could sing-along.
07 aprile - San Jean-Baptiste de La Salle